ChurchPulse Weekly Live- March 23, 2020

All Episodes

Stephen Chandler

Stephen Chandler (senior pastor of Union Church) sits down with Carey Nieuwhof to talk about how he responds to pushback as a leader, finding rest amidst the busyness of ministry and executing on the vision God’s given you.

Lisa Bevere

Lisa Bevere (speaker and author) joins Carey Nieuwhof to talk about what has changed in discipleship over the past five years, how to activate the contributions of women in your church and learning the balance for younger generations between deconstructing and destroying.

Bryan Loritts

Bryan Loritts (president of the Kainos Movement) sits down with David Kinnaman to discuss fatherhood and Juneteenth. Together they talk about the challenges fathers are facing, the role of mentors in the lives of fathers and the ongoing journey within the church towards racial equity.

Grant Skeldon & Luke LeFevre

Grant Skeldon and Luke LeFevre join Barna VP of Church Engagement, Joe Jensen, to talk about next generation discipleship, the differences between Millennials and Gen Z and the key questions younger generations are asking.

John Eldredge

John Eldredge sits down with David Kinnaman to reflect on dealing with loneliness and isolation, building resilient friendships and listening for the voice of God.

Pete Greig

Pete Greig meets with David Kinnaman to talk about growing a culture of prayer in your church. Together, they discuss how to hear God’s voice, rediscovering the practice of lectio divina and practical tips for leading a great prayer meeting over Zoom.

Aubrey Sampson

Aubrey Sampson (church planter and author) joins David Kinnaman to discuss the opportunities and obstacles she’s seeing for discipleship, the role of friendship in hosting difficult conversations and encouraging the everyday disciplemakers in your church.

Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer (author, speaker, professor) sits down with Carey Nieuwhof to discuss shifting trends in church attendance throughout the pandemic, engaging your congregation in the church’s mission and finding new ways to measure church success.

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Thema Bryant

Dr. Thema Bryant (president-elect of the American Psychological Association) talks with Carey Nieuwhof about collective trauma and finding healing in the Church. She shares practical ways to recognize the signs of trauma in your congregants as well as advice for leaders as they walk their own journey towards healing.

Matt Markins

Matt Markins (President and CEO of Awana) sits down with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk about what’s changed in children’s ministry over the years, how to disciple kids towards a resilient faith and the role parents can play in their kid’s spiritual growth.

Check out Awana’s Child Discipleship Forum to learn more about the work they’re doing.

Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley (senior pastor of North Point Ministries) sits down with Carey Nieuwhof to discuss pastoral burnout and political polarization in the Church. He shares new ways he’s thinking about attendance during the pandemic, what he’s learned from preaching to an empty room and why Christians have become more passionate about ideology over theology.

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Brad & Leah Leach

Brad & Leah Leach (pastors at City Life Philly) talk with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman about celebrating the volunteers in your church. They discuss practical ideas for volunteer support and retention, as well as the power of humor and fun as a way to honor the people who serve in your church. 

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Albert Tate

Albert Tate (Lead Pastor of Fellowship Church) joins Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to discuss how to engage in conversations on racial justice within the Church and the importance of extending unconditional empathy towards those with different perspectives. 

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Andy Byrd

Andy Byrd (leader with University of the Nations, YWAM Kona) shares about the zeal he’s seeing within Gen Z, how he’s answering teenagers’ questions around identity and what he’s doing to empower and channel the passion of one of the most missionally-focused generations.

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Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips (education advocate and former pastor) shares with Carey Nieuwhof his reflections on the challenges Black pastors are facing, the importance of local churches in meeting community needs and why he believes empathy is the greatest tool for social justice. 

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Heather Thompson Day

Dr. Heather Thompson Day (speaker, writer and professor) joins Carey Nieuwhof to discuss how to use social media as a tool for hope and encouragement in a polarized world. She shares some practical ideas for cutting through the noise online to have real influence as well as her personal rhythms around engagement.

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Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni (author and founder of The Table Group) talks with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman about building a healthy team culture and how churches can better engage and retain their volunteers.

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Bob Goff

Bob Goff sits down with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk about finding new, hope-filled perspectives for the Church, what he’s learned from mediating conflict and how pastors can focus their time and attention on what matters most.

Tyler Staton

Tyler Staton (Lead Pastor of Bridgetown Church) joins Carey Nieuwhof to talk about his own leadership transition, cultivating prayer rhythms that sustain through the pandemic and finding spiritual renewal amidst fatigue.

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Glenn Packiam

Glenn Packiam (pastor at New Life Church, Barna fellow) sits down with David Kinnaman and Carey Nieuwhof to discuss how to cultivate resilience in your leadership and the five types of relationships every pastor needs.

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Sandra Van Opstal

Sandra Van Opstal (pastor, author and activist) joins David Kinnaman to talk about the transformative power of the Enneagram, why self-reflection is essential for every leader’s development journey and how the Church can move beyond relief work into pursuing justice. 

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Levi Lusko

Levi Lusko (Pastor of Fresh Life Church) joins Carey Nieuwhof to talk about reaching the next generation, preaching where you’re invited into and the power of physical gatherings.
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Juliet Funt

Globally-renowned keynote speaker and author, Juliet Funt, talks with Carey Nieuwhof about what pastors need to do to maximize productivity. Together, they unpack some of the root causes of burnout, the role of rest in fostering creative work and how to set boundaries with your congregation.

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Jenni Catron

Jenni Catron (Founder of the 4Sight Group) sits down with David Kinnaman to discuss why strategic leadership matters for the church, leadership lessons from the Great Commandment and how to take a proactive approach with your vision in times of crisis.

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Ashlee Eiland

Ashlee Eiland (Co-lead Pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI) joins Carey Nieuwhof this week to talk about shepherding a church through difficult leadership transitions, managing a team in the pandemic and setting healthy boundaries when doing ministry alongside a spouse.

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Mark Batterson

To kick off the new year, Mark Batterson (Lead Pastor at National Community Church) joins David Kinnaman to talk about setting habits and goals that will last for the new year. He shares lessons he has learned from the past year, how he sees spiritual formation as a process of habit formation and what it looks like for leaders to incorporate rhythms of Sabbath into their own lives.

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Dave Lomas

Dave Lomas (Pastor of Reality SF) talks with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman about the role of friendships in ministry, how preaching has changed over the past couple of years and the challenges of doing discipleship in a hybrid church model.

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DK Kim & Abby Burley

Worship leaders DK Kim (Mariner’s Church) and Abby Burley (New Life Church) join Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to discuss Christmas worship services in a hybrid church era. They offer practical ideas for worship services for any church size and talk about the shifts they’re seeing as worship moves online.

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Amy Gannett & Justin Kendrick

Church planters, Amy Gannett & Justin Kendrick, sit down with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk about why theology matters for the next generation, the limitations of program-centered church models and the importance of making discipleship a lifelong practice.

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Keri Ladouceur and Katie Matsumoto Moore

Keri Ladouceur and Katie Matsumoto Moore join Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to discuss practical ways to mobilize volunteers around causes in your community, redefining engagement beyond a church building and how your church can better serve your city as you head into the new year.

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Matthew Kim

Dr. Matthew D. Kim (author and professor at Gordon-Conwell) sits down with Carey Nieuwhof to talk about preaching to people in pain. Matthew shares about how he has dealt with grief and pain in his own life, ways to connect biblical narratives with the pain people are feeling and how to answer the difficult question of how a good God can allow suffering.

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Rick Warren

Rick Warren joins Carey Nieuwhof to discuss what’s next for him as he steps down from leading Saddleback, resisting the temptation of polarization as a leader and his response to the latest Barna data on missions. 

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Bonus Episode: Carey Nieuwhof & David Kinnaman

Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman discuss a brand new statistic revealing that 38% of pastors have seriously considered quitting full time ministry in the last 12 months. Their conversation offers insights into the significance of this finding and practical ways to encourage pastors to persevere.

Aaron & Michelle Reyes

Aaron & Michelle Reyes sit down with Carey Nieuwhof to talk about making space for difficult conversations as church planters of a multiethnic church. Together, they discuss how they navigate racial and political differences within their congregation, what they have done to meet their community’s needs and future innovations they dream about for their physical gathering space.
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Benjamin Windle & Jay Kim

Jay Kim (author of Analog Church) and Ben Windle (Australian pastor, author and Barna contributor) sit down with Carey Nieuwhof to discuss making space for community in the digital era. They discuss what you can’t get from an online church, the importance of building “lingering spaces” into your church buildings and opportunities to reimagine digital discipleship.
To get a FREE copy of Carey’s new book, At Your Best, for Pastor Appreciation Month this October, visit Aspengroup.com/churchpulse today!

Jo Saxton

Jo Saxton (author, speaker and entrepreneurial coach) joins Carey Nieuwhof to talk about making space for meaningful relationships in a digital age. She shares how the pandemic has shaped her personal relationships, the possibilities and limitations of digital discipleship and the unique impact the pandemic has had on women.

To get a FREE copy of Carey’s new book, At Your Best, for Pastor Appreciation Month this October, visit Aspengroup.com/churchpulse today!

Skye Jethani & Kimberly Deckel

Skye Jethani (author, ordained minister and co-host of the Holy Post podcast) and Rev. Kimberly Deckel (Anglican priest and executive pastor at Church of the Cross in Austin, TX) sit down with David Kinnaman to talk about the theology of physical space. Together, they offer ideas to make worship an embodied practice, find a liturgy that reflects the values of your gatherings and innovate new focal points in your church services.
To get a FREE copy of Carey’s new book, At Your Best, for Pastor Appreciation Month this October, visit Aspengroup.com/churchpulse today!

Derwin Gray

Derwin Gray (Pastor of Transformation Church) joins Carey Nieuwhof to talk about making space for prayer. He shares how the Lord’s prayer, in particular, has radically reshaped how he thinks about intimacy with the Father and why he believes physical space is needed to connect us with a larger narrative.
To get a FREE copy of Carey’s new book, At Your Best, for Pastor Appreciation Month this October, visit Aspengroup.com/churchpulse today!

Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is in the guest seat today as David Kinnaman flips the mic on him to talk about making space for rest and healthy rhythms for leaders. Carey talks about designing physical spaces for productivity, managing your energy to avoid burnout and fostering relationships after years in ministry.

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Jim Sheppard & Julie Bullock

Jim Sheppard (Generis CEO) and Julie Bullock (Senior Generosity Strategist at Generis) join Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk about generosity. They explore common barriers to giving, the root struggles pastors face around money and how to disciple your church towards generosity.

Rachel Cruze

Rachel Cruze (national best-selling author and financial expert at Ramsey Solutions) sits down with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to discuss financial flourishing. Together, they talk about mistakes every generation makes around debt, practical ways for pastors to speak with Gen Z and Millennials about giving and how pastors can deal with financial pressures in their own lives.

Dr. Stephanie Shackelford

Dr. Stephanie Shackelford (senior Barna fellow and author) joins David Kinnaman to talk about vocational discipleship within the Church. Drawing from recent Barna research, she debunks the common myths Christians believe about finding happiness and explains why the conversation on vocation matters for both younger and older generations.

John Mark Comer (Part 2)

John Mark Comer returns to talk with David Kinnaman about the opportunities and challenges the Church is facing in the current cultural moment. In particular, he discusses a new form of church membership, dealing with people leaving the church and trends in prayer practices emerging from the pandemic. Part 2 of 2.

John Mark Comer (Part 1)

John Mark Comer (author and founding pastor of Bridgetown Church) sits down with David Kinnaman to discuss the three enemies of the soul, cultural trends he’s seeing in the next generation and the difficult expectations pastors face when leading through the pandemic.

Rebekah Lyons

Bestselling author and speaker, Rebekah Lyons, sits down with Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk about setting healthy rhythms amidst the pandemic. Together, they discuss how embodied practices (such as sleep and physical exercise) can help leaders address mental health challenges and pursue a more holistic state of well-being.

Rob Peabody & Derek Sanford

Rob Peabody (CEO of VOMO) and Derek Sanford (Lead Pastor of Grace Church in McKean, PA) join Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to talk about activating volunteers digitally and in-person. In particular, they unpack how volunteer ministry can draw in younger generations and help churches discover their unique method for reaching their neighborhood.

Bill Willits & Libby Hempen

Bill Willits and Libby Hempen join Carey Nieuwhof to share about their experience leading small groups in a hybrid church context at North Point Ministries. Together, they discuss how to lead conversations amidst political tensions, generational trends in attendance through the pandemic and how shortened attention spans have shaped their curriculum choices.

Sign up for the “Activating Missions Barna CoLab”- a 6 week learning cohort designed to help you figure out how to prepare your church for an impactful missions future. Go to Barna.com/CoLab to sign up today!

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Jon Tyson (Pt 2)

Jon Tyson (Lead Pastor at Church of the City New York) returns to talk with Carey Nieuwhof & David Kinnaman about the possibilities of online evangelism, creating a culture of prayer and a new approach to discipleship. Part 2 of 2.

Visit Barna.com/IntentionalFather to pre-order The Intentional Father. Additionally, register for the free Intentional Father Summit with new Barna data and discussions with Jon Tyson and David Kinnaman about how to be an intentional father.

Jon Tyson (Pt 1)

Jon Tyson (Lead Pastor at Church of the City New York) joins Carey Nieuwhof & David Kinnaman to share his personal journey towards reimagining fatherhood, the challenges for pastors raising boys and how he is redefining biblical manhood. Part 1 of 2.

Visit Barna.com/IntentionalFather to pre-order The Intentional Father. Additionally, register for the free Intentional Father Summit with new Barna data and discussions with Jon Tyson and David Kinnaman.

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell (Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute) and David Kinnaman discuss the importance of addressing insecurities as a leader, the challenges of social media for Gen Z and why church ministries need to stop giving answers to questions teens aren’t asking.

3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager gives you an essential roadmap to the teenagers in your life. Visit 3BigQuestionsBook.com/ChurchPulse to download a free chapter, PLUS a special free gift: 40 Conversation Starters to Help You Better Connect With Teenagers.

Get latest reports on Gen Z at Barna.com/GenZ, or find more resources at Barna.com/Access.

Mark Matlock & David Kinnaman

Mark Matlock (founder of WisdomWorks and co-author of Faith for Exiles) and David Kinnaman sit down to discuss how the cultural landscape has changed since Faith for Exiles released two years ago. Together, they explore how the pandemic accelerated a narrative of hope, what’s changed in resilient discipleship since 2019 and the current state of youth ministry.

To find the most recent data on resilient disciples, check out Barna’s Gen Z Volume 2 report.

Watch Mark & David discuss more in their 5-part Video Series, Five Essential Conversations About Ministry to the Next Generation. Available today at barna.com/nextgen (extended cuts available for Barna Access Plus subscribers).

Jessica Bealer & Kellen Moore

Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman are joined by Jessica Bealer (Director of Family Ministry Services at Generis) and Kellen Moore (Next Gen Pastor at Our City Church) to share about trends emerging in children’s ministry, especially around topics of mental health, digital discipleship and moving beyond a Sunday-centric ministry model.
For more resources on children’s ministry and more, check out Barna.com/Access!

Shane Sanchez & Alison Leamon

Shane Sanchez (InsideOut Director at Gwinnett Church) and Alison Leamon (Next Gen Pastor at Preston Trail Community Church) join Carey and David to share about student and teen ministry. Together, they discuss which aspects of digital ministry have been most successful, strategies to increase parent engagement and how to use social media as a platform for ministry. Plus, David shares recent data on parents greatest concerns coming out of the pandemic.
For more resources on teenagers and student ministry, check out Barna.com/Access today!

Benjamin Windle

To kick off July’s focus on Next Gen, David Kinnaman (Barna President) sits down with Ben Windle to discuss what Millennials are looking for in the church, how to be a relational leader for younger generations and a new approach to recruiting volunteers. Plus, Carey and David discuss recent data on preaching and digital church engagement trends for Millennials.
Ben has a live webinar coming up here on July 7. He’s going to be offering 45 minutes of practical coaching on how to preach to Millennials and Gen Z, so you won’t want to miss out. To learn more and sign up today, go to BenjaminWindle.com and click the “Preaching Webinar” button at the top!

Jeff Henderson

Carey Nieuwhof and Joe Jensen (VP of Church Engagement, Barna) are joined by Jeff Henderson (President of The For Company and former Lead Pastor of Gwinnett Church) to talk about the reputation and brand of the Church and how pastors and leaders can have a positive and “for you” presence in a community and city.

Charlie Dates

Carey, David and Nicole Martin (Vice President of Church Engagement at American Bible Society) discuss some of the data from Barna’s new ‘Trends in the Black Church’ report. Following their discussion is an insightful conversation between Nicole and Pastor Charlie Dates (Pastor at Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago) about the pandemic’s impact on the faith journey of black Christians and the challenges and hopes that lie ahead for the black church in America.

Craig Springer

Craig Springer, Executive Director of Alpha USA and author of How to Revive Evangelism, joins Carey and David to talk about the current state of evangelism, how Covid has impacted the way people think about sharing their faith, and evangelism trends in the next generation.

Nona Jones

Nona Jones (pastor, author, Facebook executive and founder of Faith and Prejudice) joins Carey and David to talk about the progress made and not made with race in the U.S. one year after the murder of George Floyd. In this insightful interview, Nona shares commentary on recent Barna data on race and diversity, gives practical advice on how church leaders can better shepherd their churches towards awareness and change, and the importance of motive, approach, and prayer when leading in person and online.

Terry Wardle

Carey and David are joined by Dr. Terry Wardle to discuss the need for pastors and leaders to have healthy inner rhythms, to dig up and deal with un-grieved losses and commit to an awakened and abiding life in Jesus.
Connect with Terry Wardle on Facebook or at TerryWardle.com. His recent book, Some Kind of Crazy, can be found wherever books are sold.

Pete Scazzero

Pete Scazzero joins Carey and David to talk about his new book Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, the current state of pastors’ mental and emotional health and why it’s important that pastors foster emotional health in themselves and those they shepherd.

Follow Pete: EmotionallyHealthy.org

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Juli Wilson and Kayla Stoecklein

Juli Wilson and Kayla Stoecklein respond to data presented by Alyce Youngblood (Barna’s Vice President, Editorial) and discuss the life-changing impact of their husbands’ suicides and battles with mental health with Carey Nieuwhof.

Follow Kayla: Instagram (@kaylasteck),  Fear Gone Wild: A Story of Mental Illness, Suicide, and Hope Through Loss

Follow Juli: Instagram (@juliwilson), anthemofhope.org (mental health resources and live chat)

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Dr. Anita Phillips

Carey and Brooke are joined by Dr. Anita Phillips (pastor, speaker, trauma therapist, and host of the In The Light Podcast) to discuss the collective trauma that the pandemic has caused, the influence and impact that worldview has on discipleship and trauma response, and practical ways leaders can walk with people through their trauma, mental health issues, and grief.
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Sharon Hodde Miller

Sharon Hodde Miller (author, speaker and co-lead pastor at Bright City Church) joins Carey and Savannah to discuss preaching to digital audiences and what is gained and missed when you do, what its like to lead humbly and confidently as a female pastor, and the opportunities and challenges facing leaders of smaller churches.

Raymond Chang

Carey Nieuwhof and Brooke Hempell sit down with Pastor Raymond Chang (President and Co-founder of the Asian American Christian Collaborative) to discuss the history of Asian American racism and it’s impact on the current experience of Asian Americans across the country. Ray also gives practical advice on what church leaders can do to bring about healing and transformation when it comes to issues of racism and justice within the Church.

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Glenn Packiam and Andrew Hebert

Carey and David are joined by Glenn Packiam (Lead Pastor, New Life Church Downtown, Colorado Springs, CO) and Andrew Hebert (Lead Pastor, Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo, TX) to talk about pastoral health, returning to in-person gatherings, and the challenges and opportunities of hybrid church ministry.

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Derwin Gray

Derwin Gray, Lead Pastor at Transformation Church in Charlotte, SC and author of the new book Building a Multiethnic Church, joins Carey Nieuwhof and Brooke Hempell to talk about the ongoing challenges of leading multiethnic churches and the need for pastors to go through their own journeys of transformation as they lead their congregations towards true diversity and real change.

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Tim Keller

Tim Keller joins Carey and David to talk about suffering, the complexity of leading through the pandemic, and his new book on the Resurrection (Hope in Times of Fear).

Rick Warren Part 2

In part 2, Carey and David sit down with Rick Warren to discuss the emotional impact that the pandemic has had on pastors, how to grieve in a healthy way as well as support others who are grieving.

Rick Warren Part 1

Rick Warren joins Carey and David to discuss how he’s led Saddleback through the pandemic, the political and racial divisions in our nation, and the opportunity for the Church to grow stronger in response to Covid. Part 1 of 2.

John Mark Comer

John Mark Comer joins Carey and Savannah to talk about the future of the Church, the importance of healthy pastoral rhythms, and how to respond to criticism in graceful and life-giving ways.

Dave Adamson

Dave Adamson joins Carey and Savannah to talk about the future of hybrid ministry and share practical advice on how church leaders can increase engagement and impact online.

Bryan Loritts

Carey Nieuwhof and Barna SVP of Research Brooke Hempell sit down with Bryan Loritts (author, speaker and teaching pastor at Summit Church) to talk about the experience of black people in America and how church leaders can disciple their people toward racial reconciliation and unity.

Jennie Allen

David Kinnaman sits down with Jennie Allen, president and founder of IF Gathering and author of ‘Get Out Of Your Head’, to discuss digital discipleship, the relationship between suffering and spiritual formation, and the challenges facing ministry to women, Gen Z and parents. Introduction by Carey Nieuwhof and Savannah Kimberlin.

David Kinnaman

Carey sits down with David for the first time in 2021 to talk about the importance of making space to grieve, how to lead through loss and how to support people well as they heal.

Jeanne Stevens

Jeanne Stevens, co-lead pastor of Soul City Church in Chicago, joins Carey and Savannah to talk about the importance of vision during times of crisis, overcoming personal hardships while leading and how to establish healthy relational boundaries in life and ministry.

Sam Collier Part 2

Sam Collier, lead pastor of Hillsong Atlanta, joins Carey and Savannah to talk more about what it’s been like planting a church during a pandemic as well as the importance of healthy boundaries and the ongoing process of racial reconciliation and healing. Part 2 of 2.

Sam Collier Part 1

Sam Collier joins Carey Nieuwhof and Savannah Kimberlin to talk about the challenging dynamics of planting Hillsong Atlanta during a pandemic. Part 1 of 2.

Rich Villodas Part 2

Rich Villodas joins Carey Nieuwhof and Savannah Kimberlin to talk about how pastors can provide better pastoral care for their people while investing in their own spiritual health as leaders. Part 2 of 2.

Rich Villodas Part 1

Rich Villodas joins Carey Nieuwhof and Savannah Kimberlin to talk about how pastors can provide better pastoral care for their people while investing in their own spiritual health as leaders. Part 1 of 2.

Vivan Mabuni

Carey and Savannah are joined by Vivian Mabuni (author, speaker and podcaster) to discuss the pandemic’s impact on women, women leaders and women ministries. Vivian offers great advice to church leaders on how they can engage and disciple the next generation of female leaders and congregants more effectively.

Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel, Lead Pastor of Life.Church, joins Carey to discuss how the events of 2020 have impacted the present and future of the Church in America.

Francis Chan Part 2

Francis Chan joins Carey Nieuwhof to talk about his recent journey planting a house church in Hong Kong as the pandemic spread and why he believes 2020 is a defining and refining year for the Church.

Francis Chan Part 1

Francis Chan joins Carey Nieuwhof to talk about his recent journey planting a house church in Hong Kong as the pandemic spread and why he believes 2020 is a defining and refining year for the Church.

Miles McPherson Part 2

Miles McPherson (Lead Pastor of Rock Church in San Diego) joins Carey Nieuwhof to talk about race, diversity and the Church’s role in the conversation and solution.

Miles McPherson Part 1

Miles McPherson (Lead Pastor of Rock Church in San Diego) joins Carey Nieuwhof to talk about discipleship, community outreach and church expansion in a Covid reality.

Mark Sayers Part 2

Mark Sayers joins Carey Nieuwhof to discuss the definition and role of networks and the impact they are having on how pastors and leaders navigate ministry, Covid and other chaotic cultural forces.

Mark Sayers Part 1

Carey Nieuwhof is joined by special guest co-host Mark Sayers for episodes 34 of ChurchPulse Weekly Live. In this week’s episode, Carey and Mark will discuss some of the 2020 meta trends that have impacted the Church and how those trends can positively impact the growth of churches moving into the future.

Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof hosts this episode of ChurchPulse Weekly and recaps some of the big themes from the first seven months of the podcast. Carey gives commentary as he shares clips from interviews with Mark Batterson, Dave Ferguson, Leslie Mack, Nona Jones, Haley Veturis, Andy Stanley, Albert Tate, Derwin Gray, Darren Scheske, Levi and Jennie Lusko, Pete Scazzero, Henry Cloud, Jon Tyson, Andy Crouch, and Mark Sayers.

Aaron McRae and Brian Wurzell

Aaron McRae (lead pastor) and Brian Wurzell (executive worship/creative pastor) of Hillside Church in Rancho Cucamonga, CA join Carey and David to discuss preaching and leading worship online, hybrid church realities and preparing for digital Christmas experiences. For research and resources on digital discipleship, online engagement, and hybrid church, subscribe to Barna Access Plus today. Go to barna.com/digitalchurch to find out more.

Alejandro Reyes and Haley Veturis

Alejandro Reyes (CEO of Digital Napkin and Executive Pastor at New Vintage Church) and Haley Veturis (Director of Digital Engagement at Bayside Church) join Carey and David to discuss online engagement, hybrid church, and how to rethink ministry in the digital realm. For research and resources on digital church, online engagement, and hybrid church, subscribe to Barna Access Plus today. Go to barna.com/digitalchurch to find out more.

Jim Sheppard and Christopher Harris

Jim Sheppard (CEO of Generis) and Christopher Harris (Executive Pastor at Crossover Church in Tampa, FL) join Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman to discuss church finances, stewardship and generosity during the pandemic.

Latasha Morrison

Latasha Morrison (author and founder of Be The Bridge) joins Carey and David as they unpack recent Barna data on race and discuss how church leaders can respond with a discipleship mindset when leading their people toward racial diversity and reconciliation.

Pete Scazzero

Pete Scazzero (founding pastor of New Life Church in Queens, NY and author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality) joins Carey and David to discuss the pandemic’s impact on the mental and emotional health of leaders and congregants.

Dave Ferguson, Roy Helu Jr. and Glenn Lawson

Carey and David dive into the unique challenges of church multiplication in a pandemic with Dave Ferguson (Lead Pastor of Community Christian Church in the greater Chicago area and president of Exponential) and Roy Helu Jr. and Glenn Lawson (two church planters at CityLight Bennington in Omaha, NE).

Andy Crouch

Carey and David sit down with Andy Crouch to discuss meta trends, the long-term impact of the pandemic and how leaders and families can learn to be tech-wise in a hyper-digital world.

Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley, senior pastor of Northpoint Community Church in Alpharetta, GA, joins Carey Neiuwhof and David Kinnaman to discuss Northpoint’s decision to reopen weekend services in 2021, the emotional impact of the pandemic on leaders and the long-term positive impact the Covid disruption can have on the Church.

Mark Batterson Part 2

Watch the episode today, August 31, 2020. Author and pastor Mark Batterson join Carey and David on this week’s episode of ChurchPulse Weekly as they discuss the latest trends and a variety of topics relevant to leading during a pandemic. Part 2 of 2.

Mark Batterson Part 1

Watch the episode from August 24, 2020. Author and pastor Mark Batterson join Carey and David on this week’s episode of ChurchPulse Weekly as they discuss the latest trends and a variety of topics relevant to leading during a pandemic. Part 1 of 2.

Leslie Mack and Shane Sanchez

Watch the episode from August 17, 2020. Carey and David are joined by Leslie Mack and Shane Sanchez to talk about doing youth ministry in an age of pandemic.

Kara Powell

Watch the episode from August 10, 2020. Carey, David and special guest Kara Powell (Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute) discuss back-to-school disruptions caused by the Covid surge, how parents, youth/kids pastors and educators have been impacted, and practical ideas to disciple the next generation in deeper ways in the midst of uncertainty.

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